Greek for “a serene state of mind, free from worry and preoccupation”, Ataraxia lives up to the hype. Established in 2004, Ataraxia is a boutique winery located in the scenic area of Walker Bay in South Africa. The idea for the winery was conceptualised when a couple purchased 50 hectares of vineyards along with their friends. The soil quality and the climate of these vineyards were perfect for growing the choicest quality of grapes.
Kevin has made this wine to represent ‘the Pinotage family tree’, and his intention is to dispell the unfair taboo around South Africa’s own red grape variety, and to prove that Pinotage can be responsible for great wines. A blend of around 50% Pinotage, 25% Pinot Noir and 25% Cinsault, this is a complex, smoky, grown-up wine, bound to make the cynics think twice before judging Pinotage unworthy again.
Tasting Note: Seduces on an alluring fragrance of black fruit and spice with a hint of vanilla and smoke. Resulting in a ‘Pinot Noir on steroids’ – more muscle and curves than the finesse of a straight Pinot.